Monday, June 14, 1999
Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture have unveiled proposals to curb the emergence
of insects resistant to the insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin.
The position paper, which closely follows the agbio industry's voluntary code
of practice, introduced in January, has attracted criticism from environmentalists.
The EPA and USDA Position Paper on Insect Resistance Management
in Bt Crops sets out details for the creation of